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Jan 6, 2013 4:30pm PST
% of the people get permanent tax cuts. that is a big deal if you're president of the united states. or even in congress. 1% 0 going to pay more. i would say certainly that's the right policy. so maybe it's not so bad. the problem is that the process was like this permanent divorce court. and you just could not unravel in any meaningful way what's going on, what's going to happen and so you have the brigade of biden and mitch commonly coming in -- mitch mcconnell coming in at the last minute. >> zpwhr and is it in everyone's interests to get something done, the republicans need a legacy to reshape their image or just committed to try to block the president, gloria, at all costs? >> i think they're going to be blocking. and look, the tax issue was the president's turf. cuterring the size of government, making it smaller, is the republican turf. this is where they believe they can gain ground. this is where -- this is their terra firma. president says you are going to do that, i'm going to blame you for shutting down the government. for not paying america's bills. etc., etc. they beli
Jan 14, 2013 12:00am PST
some kind of uniting theme to bring the country together. and to create a sense of purpose, common purpose in this speech. but of course the thing about inaugural speeches, what makes it inaugural speech like lincoln's great is the presidency was great. we looked back on the great speeches because those were the great presidents. and f.d.r. is the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. the great speech because he lifted the cent out of the depression. if he failed we would be writing that speech off. so in a way, it's what the president does. chris: one of the ununifying factors in our life today is the president. there are people in this country who hate him, hate his guts on the right. >> a line you didn't show in the clip but the heart of the second inaugural by lincoln where he says each side reads the same bible and prays to the same god and invokes his aid against the other. lincoln says the almighty has his own purposes. the relevance of that is both our parties in washington today feel firmly like that they are -- they are not just right but capital r right. and when yo
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